A lot of debate on this forum has mentioned that the Xbox 360 has performed badly, that it hasnt reached it's goals, then numbers revealed are shipped and not sold. Well time to clear up the confusion. Microsoft opened this years CES and revealed the numbers 10.4 Million SOLD, not shipped. More than they projected. 5 Million users on Live. That's more than I thought and obviously shows how important Live is to the Xbox experience. As the first 'next gen' console to reach the milestone, and the unprecedented success of GOW it puts microsoft in a very strong position. Developers are going to be more relutant than ever to release PS3 exclusive titles, simply because if by the middle of summer Sony should have shipped 5 million, microsoft will be on it's way to 15 million. It just doesnt make finanical sense for a publisher to release an exclusive on a system with a third less sales/shipped than its competitor and a lower contention ratio. It's too big a gamble when a game is costing $5-10 million to produce. The real test will come after Sony have launched in Europe and towards late summer when the usual 'drought' period for consoles is at it's pinacle. By then we should have a clearer picture of how sales on all the consoles. Well be able to see if the momentum Nintendo have had with the Wii launch success continues or if they squander it by having a lack of major titles hitting retail. 2007 will be interesting indeed.